Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 47

THE ROLE OF CHARACTER Effective Leadership from calling him “Sir.” Otis did not talk about his accomplishments in the service although they were many. Instead, he would talk with pride about the great troopers he commanded over the years. A Combat Commander Otis enlisted in the Army in 1945 and spent three years as an enlisted man before attending West Point. I am certain his experience as an enlisted man instilled in him an excellent sense of basic MILITARY REVIEW  September-October 2014 soldiering—along with all its hardships. The facts are easy enough to find about his progression in the Army—schools, promotions and awards, and the positions of great responsibility he held as he moved up in rank from private to 45